Coffees of the World Club May 2014: Guatemala Hacienda Carmona
This coffee is available through the Coffee's of the World Club for June shipment. You can sign up to receive receive monthly shipments for three, six or nine months.
Tasting notes: This rich and rewarding lot begins with maple syrup sweetness that covers the palate. Golden raisins and honeycrisp apple bring a lightness to the body, followed on by quince in the finish.
Producer notes: Luis Pedro Zelaya, a fourth-generation coffee producer, grows his Bella Carmona on two farms beneath the shade of grevillea trees and Antigua's three volcanos, the Agua, the Fuego and the Acatenango. The combination of altitude, climate, fertile, volcanic soils and progressive farming practices have made the Antigua region one of the world's most celebrated, and Hacienda Carmona is a stand-out, even among so many excellent coffees.
Varietals: Caturra and Bourbon
Processing method: Washed
Wine analogy: Pinot Gris, robust and full of ripe fruit.
Pair With: Buckwheat pancakes with grade A maple syrup.